3,377 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-608 ft
Descent
00:06:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Nicoles Trail
  • Burnaby

Nicoles Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #466 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Fairly technical and worn with sharp turns and steep sections. Although the trail is rated black diamond, it is easily a blue on North Shore or Whistler scales.

Access Info

Follow Mels from the main trail head.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nicoles bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -595 ft
  • Altitude min
    298 ft
  • Altitude max
    893 ft
  • Altitude start
    893 ft
  • Altitude end
    298 ft
  • Grade
    -17.633%
  • Grade max
    -33.793%
  • Grade min
    5.48%
  • Distance climb
    318 ft
  • Distance down
    2,948 ft
  • Distance flat
    111 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:45
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Status:
on Nov 14, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (44 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Nicoles Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 1:14pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      reporter
      Oct 30, 2019 @ 4:08pm
      Oct 30, 2019
      Hero dirt, some leaf cover, minimal slop
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 7:42pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      The left hand turn with the step in it has a few marbles to watch for. Good shape though
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 5:10pm
      Sep 30, 2019
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 11:48pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Slippery wooden features, should be dry tomorrow, no puddles, minimal mud
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 794 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,160 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      400 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 8:50pm
      Jan 21, 2018
      314 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 8:48pm
      Jan 21, 2018
      196 |
      Nov 3, 2017 @ 1:46pm
      Nov 3, 2017
      1,146 |
      Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:57pm
      Dec 22, 2014

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Burnaby Mountain Super Lap
      15 miles
      Burnaby Long Loop
      10 miles
      Quick Rip on SFU
      4 miles

      Trail Events

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag marcelos81 (Sep 11, 2016 at 21:56)
       The trail it's perfect !!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Cellardoor73 (Jul 7, 2017 at 23:25)
       Amazing trail. Thanx to Steve, the local who showed me around. So fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag boyblue1973 (Jul 25, 2017 at 14:21)
       First time riding both Poplar and Nicole's trails last July 22, 2017, so stoked, I never taught this is a black diamond trail and rode it with only a road helmet for protection, so good to ride this at SFU. I'm from Alberta and located this trail on my own. BTW this trail destroyed my GoPro Mount due to constant shaking and impacts on drops.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNt8Xa_bBI8

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMSDH5O3R8
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Shokunin (Sep 13, 2017 at 20:11)
       I really like this trail! The first time I went it was still a bit wet and the woodwork, rocks and roots were slippery, but still really enjoyable. Definitely easier in the dry.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Vancouverbike12 (Oct 31, 2017 at 16:39)
       Trail is covered in fallen leaves. Ground visibility reduced but still ridable Oct 30,2017.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag satanlovesyou (May 9, 2018 at 0:50)
       great trail. super fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag KevinStafford (Jul 3, 2018 at 18:09)
       Little jewel of a trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag breaderino (Aug 8, 2018 at 17:50)
       This is contructive criticism for safer trail building, and by no means have hate against the builder/volunteers

      There were some changes this year to the trail, some bad and alot of good. There is a huge flaw with the new drops and I suppose the safety of it. The piece of plywood at the start (first drop) is seriously poorly designed. As you're lead to speed down a trail only to find the lip of the plywood is severely sticking out making a last minute ditch effort to pump your front to get over it and allowing yourself to drop safely. At the bottom of the drop has a huge ditch that has been ruined by Grommies in their DH bikes and is seriously unsafe to land on. A group of my friends have crashed all together going down this section. Along with the new changes and improvements, you guys seriously need to create small burms by the new exposed plywood. If someone hits that, they will be sent off the edge. Please make as much breaking room as possible or create a safe crash enviroment. Exposing sharp wood can seriously injure some new comers to this mountain.

      Every other additional changes like the bridges and walkways have been very good! But this trail will seriously hinder any new Black Diamonder's to help support this mountain as means of learning this trail.

      PS: The bottom of this trail is very fun Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ladygravity BMBA (Aug 8, 2018 at 18:07)
       Hi, and thanks for your comments. We actually don't build drops, the City of Burnaby does not approve of them as there are liability issues. If however riders choose to drop off rocks or bridges that is their decision and they accept the consequences. I believe the section you are referring to is actually meant to direct riders to the right around a tree. We chose not to block off the gully and allow riders to make their own decision as to whether to attempt to drop or ride the trail as intended. We do create berms where possible but as all of the trails are used by both hikers and bikers adding in a slew of berms is not always feasible.
      We welcome your input and would invite you to attend one of our trail days where you can discuss your ideas.
      Glad you like the trailwork. Enjoy the ride.
      [Reply]

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